Apr 04 2018

Dr. Steve Fred

By Jennifer Meshanko for The Island Connection A year ago, Dr. Steve Fred and his wife, Lisa, moved to Charleston to start a new chapter of semi-retired life. He hoped to open a part-time private dental practice, but he had several people suggest that he should volunteer with Our Lady of Mercy Community Outreach’s dental …

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Apr 04 2018

Dancing Through Misadventure In Fort Lauderdale

By Carol Antman for The Island Connection The morning began with frantic and panic, the top two ways you don’t want to feel when you start a trip. In the interest of marital harmony, I won’t recount the reasons, but suffice it to say that we were running quite late for the early morning flight. …

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Apr 03 2018

Volunteer Fair Celebrates Giving Back

By Kiawah Cares for The Island Connection Volunteers are givers. They give their most precious possessions (time, energy and love) in the hope that these contributions will make a difference in their communities. We’ve seen time and time again that volunteer involvement can make big changes in our growing community. Volunteers are at the heart …

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Apr 02 2018

Lowcountry Cajun Fest

By Sarah Reynolds for The Island Connection The 27th Annual Lowcountry Cajun Festival returns to James Island County Park on Sunday, April 8 from noon – 6 p.m., featuring music from three acts. Bringing Louisiana living to the Lowcountry, the Cajun Festival is a full-day of music, Cajun and Creole foods, children’s activities and entertainment …

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Apr 02 2018

Don’t Expect Email Privacy Without Encryption

By Bob Hooper for The Island Connection Emails are postcards. You send out that email to friends, relatives, work and away it goes…. To WHERE? Here are some things to remember about emails and the “free” fax services that people use every day without a thought. An email is like sending a postcard through the …

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Mar 30 2018

Army Of Volunteers Hosts Exclusive Raffle

Staff Report for The Island Connection On May 5, The Kiawah Women’s Foundation (KWF) will once again deploy its army of volunteers to Freshfields Village for its annual Food Truck Rodeo fundraising event. The group of women, more than 100 strong, are dedicated to alleviating the hunger of 300 at-risk children each week on Johns …

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Mar 29 2018

Turn The Page On Marine Debris

By Gregg Bragg, Senior Staff Writer for The Island Connection Thursday, April 5 at 11 a.m. the John’s Island Regional Branch of Charleston County Public Library will “Turn the Page on Marine Debris.” The presentation is a follow-up to CCPL’s receipt of a grant in June of last year. CCPL subsequently announced an end “to …

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Mar 28 2018

James Island Native Announces County Council Bid

Staff Report for The Island Connection Republican Jenny Costa Honeycutt, a James Island native and successful businesswoman and attorney, announced March 8 that she will run this year to represent District 9 on Charleston County Council. The district encompasses most of James Island, Kiawah Island, Seabrook Island, Folly Beach, and parts of Johns Island and …

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Mar 27 2018

Seabrook Island Earns Prestigious Audubon Award

By Gregg Bragg, The Island Connection Sr. Staff Writer Seabrook in general, and the Seabrook Island Property Owners Association specifically have earned a bushel of congratulations. Audubon International (AI) awarded Certified Sustainable Community status to SIPOA/Seabrook at a ceremony in Okatie on the Ides of March, 2018. Although three SC towns were recognized on the …

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Mar 23 2018

Bach Society Hosts Annual Festival

Staff Report for The Island Connection Photos by Joel Bateman The Bach Society of Charleston hosted its annual festival March 1-4. Selections featured the Charleston Baroque Orchestra and Charleston Baroque Voices performing St. John Passion, sung in German. The festival concluded with a performance at the Holy Spirit Catholic Church on John’s Island, sponsored by …

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